Every Patient a Subject

by jeeg 30. December 2014 21:42
  Personalized medicine, the hoped-for use of the information in our genes to inform our medical care, may end up helping people live longer, healthier lives. Or it may not—the jury is still out. But one thing is certain: As our unique genomic data enter our medical records, researcher... [More]

CVS Pharmacy Sued for Violating Patient Privacy

by jeeg 5. October 2010 23:26
CVS Pharmacy is being sued for violating HIPAA, a federal law designed to safeguard patients' personal and identifiable information. Six other pharmacies in the state of Texas have filed a lawsuit against CVS Caremark, the parent company of CVS Pharmacy, alleging that the company does not hav... [More]

Patient Data Accidentally Posted on the Internet

by jeeg 28. September 2010 02:36
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said Monday that bits and pieces of information, including 10 Social Security numbers, from about 6,800 patients had been inadvertently disclosed on the Internet. The institutions said in a written statement that the information... [More]
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